Love Clara, Amy and Rory! Member of C.L.A.R.A!
Not unless Capaldi has gone all Doctor Dolittle instead of Doctor Who! Although the Doctor does speak everything, apparently, so you never know! XD
5 hours, 35 minutes ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review
@TardisBoyYou seem surprised, do you regularly disagree with me? XD
7 hours, 21 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I don't know about you lot but I really don't want the Nethersphere/Missy arc to be about Gallifrey. It's only been saved for a year but it would feel really rushed if they bring it back now, or at the least have another big plot about it. It's loomed over the new series quite a lot (although not so much in Matt's era until the 50th and Time of the Doctor) and after so much surrounding at the end of last year I'd quite like something new. Didn't Moffat say before the 50th that he wanted to set up the next 50 years of Doctor Who? I know it won't be 50 years until Gallifrey is restored (probably) but it'd feel too soon for me, and I'd quite like a break from it after its recent prominence personally. So I hope the Nethersphere/ Missy stuff is something new.Edit (in 5 minutes)
7 hours, 26 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TardisBoy"There's even a big bad wolf it seems"
Has Rose gone feral, did someone forget to lock the door on their way
8 hours, 8 minutes ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review
This episode strikes me
as a calm before the storm type of episode. I'm surprised there isn't much to
do with the arc to lead into the finale; we've got about as much information on
the arc as you get soup when you eat it with a fork! Okay, probably not the
best analogy but I think you get my point aha! I'm not expecting this episode
to be anything particularly outstanding, but I think it could be alright. I'm
happy Danny's given a bigger role here, he's not been involved nearly enough
for me. Top review.
8 hours, 24 minutes ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review
Nice article. Both sides to the Clara Who argument have valid explanations to back up their statements. I agree about the slap in Into the Dalek. While I'm sure they didn't really mean anything by it, it just felt off, harsh and made me uncomfortable, because it was a really hard slap. Also, loving that first picture, top work! :)
1 day, 6 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
@The Lazy Tiger Has Scared Off The Lazy CatYou could have Flatline on the Orient Express, given quite a few people died of a heart attack!
1 day, 7 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @LGwalchmai95 @ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @The Lazy Tiger Has Scared Off The Lazy Cat She had me at hello!
1 day, 8 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
@ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @The Lazy Tiger Has Scared Off The Lazy CatIf anyone needed reassuring that she's crazy, that end scene is a good one to watch. Calmly purring over Clara one second, then she's manically laughing the next! That woman is batcrap crazy, cuckoo for cocoa puffs!
@The Lazy Tiger Has Scared Off The Lazy Cat @LGwalchmai95 @ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. You won't be such a lazy cat (or tiger) by the time you've finished!
@The Lazy Tiger Has Scared Off The Lazy Cat @ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. I look forward to reading it :)
@AlessandroArsuffi @BollingerKnickers A story on deja vu, I feel like they've done that before ;)
@DrMalcolmT @ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Ottoman14 @the Doctor's euphonium I swear all Danny wanted from Clara was that she tell him if the Doctor pushes her too far? He just wants her to be honest with him, and not lie to him like she did before. I think that's fair enough personally; who wants to be lied to by the person they love? And Clara lying to him again really annoyed me personally, he's getting poor treatment Danny is.
1 day, 12 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline
I had time on my hands so I fancied taking a crack at putting a Doctor Who twist on Roar, and I managed to do the whole thing somehow aha! Here's the chorus (and the verse before) if you're interested. It's not exactly The Addams Family but I thought I’d take a stab at it after my earlier post! :)
When they flew off, the trees grew up,
Now forests cover the whole world,
The Doctor needs Dan, the soldier man,
Even though he’s not his biggest fan
Stay calm kids, he’ll protect you
You’re people that he cannot lose
He’s lost too much, to lose you too.
Now there’s a big scary tiger, and bad wolf, hunting through the forest,
But he’s gonna stop them, cause he is the Doctor who
helps us, even when we don’t know
‘Cause he is the Doctor and he’s gonna save us all!
…. Oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ;)
1 day, 18 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Promo Pics
That first picture looks like it could be the promo image for a Doctor Who cover of the Katy Perry song Roar!
2 days, 5 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Promo Pics
She could be 007 too, because she is 7! ;)
I hope Danny Pink finally gets the screen time he deserves to show us what a top character he is. Barring The Caretaker he's only been given a couple of lines when he's appeared. We've seen glimpses at a great chatacter, plus Samuel Anderson really is a top actor and I really hope he's given the material to really prove it at some point this series. This episode looks interesting to say the least! It looks like one of them that could go either way, as in it'll probably be really loved by parts of the fandom and hated by other parts. Personally I hope I'm in the former section. I'm looking forward to seeing the child characters too, hopefully we'll see some good little performances out there. But yeah, I really hope Danny and by extension Big Sam get the screen time that I feel they both deserve, as a character and an actor. Also, it seems so adorable having children in the TARDIS during an episode. I wonder how Capaldi's Doctor will be with them. He started well with Rupert but then seemed to get impatient and show off his "Dad skills" that, to be honest we all wish we had aha! :)
There are some awesome people on this site, I'm really glad I found this place. I had no one to talk about the show with before and it was driving me mad aha! :)
2 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @LGwalchmai95I've found it quite frustrating not enjoying this series as much as I have over the last four years, I don't like being negative about the show! It's being frustrating because I still love Clara, she's awesome. And I can definitely see depth to Capaldi's Doctor, and can see what he's trying to do with it, but I think it's going to take more time for me to fully love this Doctor. I don't actively hate him, but he hasn't made a huge impression on me so far. It's a shame, and I've really been disappointed this year so far on the whole, barring 3 episodes. I'm willing to give it time and be patient, but it's still really frustrating not enjoying it in the meantime aha! :)
2 days, 7 hours ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. I don't think it's been particularly brilliant, but apart from The Caretaker and Kill the Moon, two episodes I cannot stand and can't bring myself to rewatch, the word I'd use to describe it is consistent. It's all been around a similar level in my opinion, with no real stand out, top class amazing episode. But each to their own I suppose. :)
@doctorwhotvuk You need to fix up DWTV, you're running the show into the ground! ;)
2 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Two solid AI's of 85, well done Jamie Mathieson! He's certainly made an impression in his first couple of episodes, and they were both good and had some great ideas. I hope he's asked back for Series 9!
2 days, 16 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
Top article Mark :) I too loved the door graffiti which was used to give the TARDIS power. I really didn't see it coming and it was a brilliant idea from Mathieson. I also loved Clara talking Rigsy out of sacrificing himself. She was so calm when reasoning with him, she was brilliant, and the hair band thing made me laugh; he was prepared to kill himself when there was such an easier way to do it that doesn't involve someone dying. I though that was brilliant, really showed how once people have something in their mind and are set on it it's hard for them to see such a simple, much easier way of doing things, and that we overcomplicate things at times. I love that scene, Jenna, and by extension, Clara was brilliant, as was the guy who played Rigsy. Those were my two favourite scenes. Both were awesome and clever for different, great reasons.
3 days, 8 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@Antee991166 1. Matt Smith
2. Christopher Eccleston
3. Paul McGann
4. David Tennant
5. Peter Capaldi
It’s still early days for him though; he hasn’t grabbed me like he seems
to have with everyone else. Up until Mummy on the Orient Express I wasn’t a fan
of his Doctor at all. But Mathieson’s wrote him so well these last two episodes
and I like his Doctor a bit more now. There’s still plenty of time. I expect he’ll
be third by the time he leaves. I don’t think he’ll ever top Smith or Eccleston
in my eyes. But I’m giving him a chance, I’m not writing him off, he’ll be
around for a while yet, and it’ll be interesting to see his Doctor develop.
Capaldi himself is doing a stellar job, he’s acting superbly, like we all knew
3 days, 11 hours ago on Flatline Review
@MR-X To be fair, the show changes, and isn't going to be the same as it was however many years ago. I got into the show in Matt's era, now I'm in this one, and it's not the same show I grew up with. But it isn't going to be, and it was always going to change. Anyway, companions are proper characters these days, and aren't just there to scream and ask questions. It'd be boring if the Doctor was the only character allowed to do anything clever in my opinion.
3 days, 12 hours ago on Flatline Review
start with Pi. Even in a flat world they'd have circles. I don't mean edible Pie.
I mean circular Pi.
Which I realise would also mean edible Pie. But anyway."
That and Capaldi moving the TARDIS Addams family style were
the comedy highlights in my opinion! XD
3 days, 13 hours ago on Flatline Review
I think Flatline was
alright to be fair. Mathieson has done a very good job with his first two
episodes. He's captured Capaldi's Doctor perfectly in my opinion, and has
written Clara very well too. His episodes haven't been perfect though, in my
opinion, but I'd rather not dwell on negativity. Mathieson needs to write for
Series 9, he captured Capaldi's Doctor perfectly! I really liked Clara
here, she was confident and cool. :) I do agree that the Series 7 Clara and the
Series 8 Clara are different people. I think Clara died in The Name of the
Doctor and had something done to her in heaven and was sent back so they could
monitor the Doctor, and save Gallifrey, I think they even regenerated the
Doctor into a harsher regeneration to ensure that she wouldn't switch back. So
basically, I think Clara's a sleeper agent of the Nethersphere, and heaven has
successfully infiltrated the TARDIS. I think the Doctor knows he's being
watched though, I think it's like Mummy on the Orient Express and he is acting
like he doesn't so he can secretly plot against them. Capaldi's Doctor's going
to be awesome in the finale I think, being the smart, brilliant Doctor we all
know and love!
Was it just me who thought of this song when the Doctor referred to Danny as "soldier boy"?
3 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I think Mathieson wrote Capaldi's Doctor brilliantly, better than any other writer this series in my opinion. I feel he did a decent job with his episodes too, there was some very good ideas in both. I think he wrote Clara better here than in Mummy on the Orient Express, but he still wrote her good there too. He captured the character really well. Of his episodes, I think I prefer Mummy on the Orient Express, as I think the Foretold was better than the Boneless, and I felt more tension in the episode. I hope Mathieson is asked back for Series 9.
3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Doctor definitely knows so much more than he's letting on. I think it's like Mummy on the Orient Express; he knows someone else is listening and watching (Gus/Missy) and isn't letting on so they don't know what he's really up to. I also think Clara's a sleeper, no not that kind of sleeper the other one!
3 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Mark McCulloughI thought it was Dalek Caan who drove them together? "This would always have happened. I only helped, Doctor"
4 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
the Addams Family for help in deadly situations" (I took that to mean "write your own Addam's family theme song, Doctor Who style, because that's how my mind works aha!") And yes, I included the noises, I'm that committed! XD
du du (clap clap/two finger clicks)
du du (clap clap/two finger clicks)
Du, du, du du, Du, du, du du, Du, du, du du (clap clap/two
Doctor is in bother,
has the screwdriver,
acting like the Doctor,
is getting smaller,
walls are getting stronger,
hiding place no longer,
du du (clap clap)
du du, Du, du, du du, Du, du, du du (clap clap/two finger clicks)
4 days, 18 hours ago on Flatline – 12 Hints & Teasers
“The TARDIS couldn’t boil an egg at the moment”
Damn, now Clara can't have boiled egg and soldiers (which is basically a boiled egg with rectangular strips of toast, for those of you who don't know! ), I think this is devious plan from the Doctor; he really hates soldiers!
4 days, 19 hours ago on Flatline – 12 Hints & Teasers
@BollingerKnickers @yoshfiction Something does seem off I agree. I've found it quite average and not particularly surprising, I'm not left on the edge of my seat not being able to wait for next week. It's nothing against the actors; Peter and Jenna have been brilliant. It's the episodes, and the writing that have been lacklustre in my opinion. I'm not used to be a negative one, I've always tried to be generally positive when it comes to Doctor Who, but The Caretaker and Kill the Moon in particular, I just can't stand those episodes. I suppose it's because over the last year I've found two TV shows that I adore, and have twists and turns, tension and suspense in abundance, but I've really been a bit disappointed this year.
5 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@The Lazy Cat is Watching Some Clara Who @LGwalchmai95 @supermoff, member of C.L.A.R.A. River said Clara would die, but there was no way she could know for sure surely. Plus I think River closed the link herself, because she'd finally got the Doctor to say goodbye to her. I honestly don't think there's more to that, I think it was her telling him she was still alive, before closing the link herself.
5 days, 6 hours ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’
@The Lazy Cat is Watching Some Clara Who @supermoff, member of C.L.A.R.A. "I was mentally linked with Clara. If she's really dead, then how can I still be here?" I always thought that along with River saying spoilers in The Name of the Doctor was her telling the Doctor that Clara is alive? Or is that too easy? ;)
5 days, 7 hours ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’
@The Living Angel / is Regenerating I think the Danny one is explained with a line that goes something like "Scrambled his brain/memory. Give a dream of being Dan the Soldier man.". That's why Danny doesn't remember, and why he became a soldier I think.
@TardisBoyI quite like that theory. Plus with that Missy avatar it seems like you already know she's dead, it's that look on her face! ;)
@ Notsosmartguy @LGwalchmai95Well to be honest, it made a nice change that we did get to know who those Doctor's were. It helped me to connect with the character. But I can still connect to Capaldi because I can relate to him in real life which is good too. I do feel like we do know a lot about Capaldi's Doctor if you really think about it, but he just keeps his cards closer to his chest and doesn't let his emotions out often. Which is a good contrast.
5 days, 8 hours ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’
I think the whole point of giving Clara so much focus was to make the show Doctor Who again, everyone keeps saying we don't know much about this new Doctor, and that's why. Last year people complain there's no who in Doctor Who, and this year there is again.
Danny will probably die a hero of the Earth, sacrificing himself for the planet. I wouldn't be surprised, characters like him get vastly underused until they're leaving and then get the opportunity to show how great they really are, even though that potential has always been there, like Mickey. Getting used a plot device to develop the more 'important' characters. I really like Danny, he's such a great character but I don't like how the show has used him this series.
5 days, 15 hours ago on Anderson on Series 8 Finale, Danny Future
I'm really grateful that Doctor Who shows us things
like art history and cultural things, because without Doctor Who doing this I
wouldn't really be aware of the brilliance of Vincent Van Gogh and his art. I
knew who Van Gogh was of course, but I'd never really seen his art, and without
Doctor Who I probably never would So I'm really grateful to learn more about
him and see his art, because I really would have missed out on one of the most
interesting person in history without Doctor Who.
Also, the design of the Silence is brilliant, one of the more creepy
things to look at, it's a good thing you forget them when you look away aha! It
was a great idea to use The Scream to design the Silence, because it really
worked and made one of the creepiest monsters in Doctor Who history in my
opinion. Top article.
6 days, 6 hours ago on The Girl Who Painted: Artistic Themes in Doctor Who
Good stupid for the Doctor because he could bluff it so easily. Bad stupid for the Cyberman because he was tricked far to easily, and died! If it just marched up and wacked the Doctor that war would have been over a lot earlier!
6 days, 16 hours ago on Dark Water Official Synopsis
The design was awesome. But it was still stupid as hell aha!
@ Notsosmartguy @The AdministratorThat wooden Cyberman was stupid as hell though!
Those Cybermen seriously look like Iron Man in my opinion! In Nightmare in Silver the only way to stop them was to blow the planet up, will the Doctor have to consider blowing Earth up, before ultimately finding another way?
@ Notsosmartguy @LGwalchmai95 Nah I'm totally convinced Clara's going deadybyes. She had her chance to get out alive while she still could in Mummy on the Orient Express and she was too addicted to walk away, and her addiction is what's going to kill her in my opinion. Plus saying something "As long as you get me home safe" is always going to circle around and bite you on the a*** in a show like this!
Dark Water is a really weird name that I haven't given too much though about. The name of the episodes this series have had something to do with what goes on in the actual episode(as it generally does aha!) (up until Mummy, as I haven't seen the rest!), so I wonder what Deep Water means. I'm looking forward to seeing how Moffat handles the Cybermen, this is last chance saloon for them in my opinion, if Moffat can't get the best out of them, it's a long way back in my opinion, I'm already pretty sick of them, but I'm giving them a chance here because Moffat's writing the episode. I think Clara will die in the finale, I don't know how, but I'm convinced she will. My most anticipated episode/story/episodes of the series the finale is, so I hope it delivers!
I'm looking forward to seeing Chris Addison's character again, mainly because I really like Chris Addison but because Seb was interesting too!
Exactly. She only dropped everything because she felt obligated, not because she wanted to see him. Granted he did leave her stranded in Glasgow and didn't see her for three weeks. But it was probably only a mere fraction of that for him. He only made that mistake because he got distracted by Journey. And when you have a time machine it's probably easy to get your dates a bit wrong, he's done that many times before being in this regeneration. But she didn't drop everything just to see him, he had to need her first to be able to get her to stay, the same with Listen. And in Time Heist he's really trying to get her to spend time with him, but she blows him off because she has better things to do, and reluctantly goes with him in the end, again, not because she wants to. Clara hasn't been the greatest friend this series, she's been a better carer to the Doctor than a friend this series (which is no shot at Capaldi's age by the way, I'm not that shallow).
1 week ago on Flatline Advance Review
@ Notsosmartguy @LGwalchmai95 @Oodkind, now in 2D! Clara only stayed with Capaldi was because Smith asked her too, she'd have left in Deep Breath otherwise! She didn't stay because she wants to help him, but because she was asked to. She's just stringing him along, I know it's not romantic, but she's full on friend zoned the Doctor. She'll only go with him when she has nothing better to do, she won't just make time for supposedly her best friend because she wants to see him. And in Mummy on the Orient Express, her leaving would have been better for them both long term, but she stayed and is continuing to string him along, and he will inevitably suffer more heartache when either she voluntarily leaves, or something tragic happens. Capaldi's Doctor won't be able to fully flourish until Clara leaves, and he can get a companion who's there because they want to be with him, not because they were asked to help him. He'll always be running around trying to get Clara's attention, he's on her hook, and until he gets off he won't be able to flourish in my opinion.